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TMHS 598: Secrets To Unlocking Your Best Physique - With Gunnar Peterson

The Model Health Show

Most folks training the gym are there for one reason: to look good. While there’s nothing inherently wrong with wanting to build a fit, aesthetically pleasing body, it’s not the only reason you should work out. Becoming a stronger and healthier version of yourself is about much more than what your abs look like; it’s also about your mindset, your routines around sleep and nutrition, and your functionality on an everyday basis.  Today’s guest, Gunnar Peterson, is a personal trainer who is recognized for working with professional athletes and celebrities. What I love about his approach is his focus on movements that are critical whether you’re in the gym, in a championship game, or just everyday life. With nearly 30 years in the industry with a focus on functional training modalities, Gunnar is an expert in all things fitness. In this interview, he’s sharing the best principles for building a strong and functional body.  Interviewing Gunnar has been a goal of mine from the beginning of The Model Health Show, and this experience did not disappoint! On this episode, you’re going to hear Gunnar’s background and how he started working with celebrities, the importance of sustainability in any health practice, the power of consistency and intentionality, and so much more. Gunnar is bringing so much knowledge and value to this interview, and I hope this message resonates with you. Enjoy!  In this episode you’ll discover: How having information can help you avoid being a victim. Why Gunnar doesn’t take credit for his clients’ results.  The power of consistency in fitness. Why the gym is the fairest place in the world.  The importance of recognizing your wins.  How a childlike curiosity can help you excel in any field. Gunnar’s story of becoming a trainer and cultivating his education. Why personal training is a service.  The origin story of the toilet In Gunnar’s squat rack.  Why sustainability is the key to any health goal.  The three reasons why people work out.  How focusing on performance in training can improve your everyday life.  The evolution of beauty standards and the ideal body.  What an auditory diet is and why it matters.  Why you should work your body every day. Which specific movements Gunnar has all his clients doing. The importance of having a flexible training plan.  Why you should check in with your body regularly.  The benefits of working with a professional trainer.  Items mentioned in this episode include: Onnit.com/model -- Save an exclusive 10% on performance supplements & tools! Beekeepersnaturals.com/model -- Save 25% on raw honey & other natural remedies! G-Force by Gunnar Peterson Connect with Gunnar Peterson Website / Instagram Join TMHS Facebook community - Model Nation Be sure you are subscribed to this podcast to automatically receive your episodes:  Apple Podcasts Stitcher Spotify Soundcloud *Download Transcript

1hr 30mins

11 Jul 2022

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Athletes Authority ON AIR | Ep. 89 - Gunnar Peterson - From Training A List To The LA Lakers. The Secret To Success (Anyone Can Do)

Athletes Authority ON AIR

Today’s episode of Athletes Authority ON AIR is episode 89 with co-hosts Lachlan Wilmot and Jordi Taylor. Today’s guest is Gunnar Peterson, one of the most well know and recognised figures in the health and fitness industry with nearly 30 years of experience based out of his facility in LA. Gunnar has trained some of the worlds top A list celebrities including The Rock, The Kardashians, Jenifer Lopez plus many more as well as heading up Strength and Endurance for the LA Lakers for 3 seasons. Most recently, Gunnar is working closely with F45 with athletes such as David Beckham to bring his ideas to the F45 community.  In this episode, Gunnar discusses what he believes is the reason he has been so successful in the industry, the igmpracne of being a good person and the role of a trainer as being a server, some of the key training principles and philosophies he has considering such a wide variety of clients he services, dealing with tough clients and egos, diving down the businessman and entrepreneurial path, some of the unexpected challenges he has faced, plus a whole lot more.  This episode has plenty of incredible insights for athletes, coaches and business owners wanting a unique insight a coach who has reached heights only many dream about within the health and fitness industry.  Enjoy, and let us know what you think!  Instagram: @athletesauthority See more of what we do: https://athletesauthority.com.au See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


4 Jul 2022

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Episode 5 - Gunnar Peterson On Training Sylvester Stallone, Bruce Willis, & Pro Athletes

The Mike O'Hearn Show

Watch the full video episode of this episode here: https://generationiron.com/mike-ohearn-gunnar-peterson-syvester-stallone/ Visit the Generation Iron official website for exclusive video content, feature films, and more: https://generationiron.com/ 


1 Jul 2022

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How to be a great Personal Trainer - with Gunnar Peterson

Business School Podcast with Dan Roberts

How to be a great Personal Trainer!Today I'm joined by the fitness legend, Gunnar Peterson. Gunnar is a Beverly Hills-based personal trainer whose clients include celebrities, professional athletes, and everyday people. Gunnar was formerly the Los Angeles Lakers’ Director of Strength and Endurance. He is widely recognized for his expertise in functional training and his commitment to developing and implementing innovative fitness techniques. With over 28 years in the fitness industry, Gunnar’s got many insights and tips to help Coaches stay focused on what's important. Gunnar is one of the many coaches I have looked up to over the years. The world of Celebrity Training is a fickle place and he has stayed relevant and humble throughout.In today's conversation, we discuss his story, his habits and his ethos as a Coach. If you're a Personal Trainer or Strength & Conditioning Coach - then I think you'll enjoy this one. This is Episode 008 of the Business School Podcast. To  listen to all podcast episodes please visit Spotify/iTunes and search for Business School Podcast with Dan Roberts, or go to www.danrobertsgroup.com/podcasts

1hr 15mins

7 Feb 2022

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An Over-the-Top Conversation with Gunnar Peterson

Enlightened Up Podcast with Craig Shoemaker

This week Craig welcomes elite personal trainer and all-around fantastic guy, Gunnar Peterson to the show. In addition to discussing the body aspects of good mind, body, and soul health, Craig and Gunnar have some hilarious back and forth you will not want to miss, especially if you are a fan of Sly Stallone movies! Also, hear some great stories about the fitness world and how laughter can be a solid ab workout!Tell your friends about the show, subscribe, and don't forget...enlighten the f#*k up! Sign up for our SHOESLETTER, see tour dates, and get even more Enlightened Up at www.craigshoemaker.com!

1hr 24mins

9 Dec 2021

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Dr. Dan Engle and Gunnar Peterson

One Life Radio Podcast

It’s WORKOUT WEDNESDAY! We are working our bodies and our minds today. Dr. Dan Engle tells us how to find our purpose through service. You’ll know when you find your calling because giving back will fill you up inside, not seem like a chore. Once you’ve found your calling, integrate with others who are like-minded to be fully integrated and fulfilled in your life. And, check out Dr. Dan’s new clinic, Kuya, that just opened in Austin, TX.World-renowned fitness trainer, Gunnar Peterson, joins us with tips for keeping up with our fitness routine during the holidays. Peterson says it’s OK to cheat, but don’t use the holidays as an excuse to not workout. If you keep up with your workout, you won’t be disappointed by weight gain and can enjoy the holidays in your cutest outfits. Get more great advice from Gunnar at gunnarpeterson.com.Thank you to our sponsors!enviromedicaChildren's Health Defense - Order Robert F. Kennedy's latest book, "The Real Anthony Fauci" today!sunwarrior - Use the code OLR for 20% off your purchase!Ice Shaker - Keeps drinks ice cold all day!Weston A. Price Foundation Castor & Pollux Petworks - Makers of organic and sustainably-sourced pet foodsVegworld MagazineWell Being JournalThorne - Get 20% off your order and free shipping!Disclaimer: The information provided in this podcast is for general informational purposes only and does not constitute the practice of medicine or other professional health care services, including the giving of medical advice. The content of this podcast is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical recommendation, diagnosis, or treatment. The use of information in this podcast is at one’s own discretion, and is not an endorsement of use given the complexity inherent in these medicines, and the current variable widespread illegality of their usage.


10 Nov 2021

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Gunnar Peterson

Your Home Fitness Podcast

Check out the latest episode of the More Than Just Dumbbells Podcast and catch the conversation Jason and Kitty have with Gunnar Peterson.  Gunnar Peterson is a personal trainer with an infectious charm and has worked with some pretty high profile clients.


20 Sep 2021

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Gunnar Peterson on Training World-Class Athletes, Celebrities, & How to Make It (& Last) in the Industry

The Beauty and The Geek

In this episode, Layne and Holly chat with celebrity trainer and former LA Lakers trainer, Gunnar Peterson. Gunnar is well known for having trained some of the biggest stars like The Rock, Lindsey Vonn, Sylvester Stallone, Kate Beckinsale, and many others. He shares his experience and tons of wisdom for up-and-coming coaches/PTs on how to be successful. This episode was wildly entertaining for us & Gunnar was one of our absolute favorite guests! We know you’ll love this episode as well! You can find Gunnar on Instagram @gunnarfitness and at https://gunnarpeterson.com Get our new nutrition coaching app, Carbon Diet Coach, for iOS and Android to get custom nutrition coaching for less than $10/month: https://joincarbon.com Get our books on how to lose fat: https://www.biolaynestore.com Take my online course "The Science of Nutrition": https://cleanhealth.edu.au/product/science-of-nutrition Get custom workouts by us for $12.99/month: https://www.biolayne.com/members/workout-builder Find Layne and Holly on Instagram @biolayne and @hollytbaxter ---- Post-production by Jim McDonald (@thejimmcd) and David Margittai (inpostmedia.com) © 2021, Biolayne LLC. All rights reserved.

1hr 25mins

12 Aug 2021

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Gunnar Peterson - Personal Trainer and Strength Coach

All About Fitness

Gunnar Peterson is a personal trainer and strength coach who works with high profile clients whose time is money. He applies the science of exercise to create time-efficient workouts that produce results for his clients. On this episode, Gunnar talks about how he designs the exercise programs for the bodies seen on movie and television screens all over the world; he also shares how to be more efficient with your workouts. This a fast-paced conversation about the workout methods that produce A-list bodies. https://petemccallfitness.comOrder a copy of Ageless Intensity: High Intensity Workouts to Slow the Aging Process: https://amzn.to/3wJHKi4Order a copy of Smarter Workouts: The Science of Exercise Made Simplehttps://amzn.to/3fub1YlGet relief from sore muscles and promote recovery after hard workouts; order the NIMBL XLR8 massage gun - use code AAF20 to save 20% https://joinnimbl.com/products/xlr8Dynamic anatomy; $29https://allaboutfitness.inspire360.com/allaboutfitness/dynamic-anatomy-recorded-webinar-and-e-book-bundle-copyLearn how your muscles and fascia function as an integrated system to move your body along with how to design the most effective exercise programs for the core, legs, inner thighs, shoulders AND glutes. 0.2 CECs - ACE, NASM and AFAADynamic anatomy e-book; $7Learn how your muscles and fascia work to move your body.dynamic-anatomy-how-your-body-moves-during-exerciseExercise program design for the fountain of youth; $49https://allaboutfitness.inspire360.com/allaboutfitness/exercise-for-the-fountain-of-youthLearn the science of how exercise can burn fat, build muscle AND slow down the aging process, includes workout programs to help you find your fountain of youth. 0.3 ACE, 0.4 NASM and 4 AFAAExercise for the Fountain of Youth e-book; $7Learn how exercise can help you to slow aging and find your fountain of youth.https://allaboutfitness.inspire360.com/allaboutfitness/allaboutfitness/exercise-for-the-fountain-of-youth-e-bookTotal Body Core Training; $67https://allaboutfitness.inspire360.com/allaboutfitness/total-body-core-training-continuing-education-program-for-fitness-professionalsLearn the science of exercise program design and how to build a stronger body by first creating the foundation of a strong core. The course includes a progressively challenging exercise program that will keep you working out all year long. 0.4 ACE, 0.5 NASM and 5 AFAA CECsFunctional Core Training; $7Explains how to build a strong body starting with your core muscles.https://allaboutfitness.inspire360.com/allaboutfitness/allaboutfitness/functional-core-training-e-bookGlute Reboot; $29https://allaboutfitness.inspire360.com/allaboutfitness/glute-reboot-all-about-exercise-for-the-glutesAn online course in collaboration with Master Trainer Abbie Appel; learn how the muscles of the gluteal complex work as well as a number of effective exercises to help them function (and look) better 0.2 ACE, NASM and AFAA CECs - $29Bundle: Functional Core Training, Dynamic Anatomy and Exercise for the Fountain of Youth; $17https://allaboutfitness.inspire360.com/allaboutfitness/e-book-bundle-exercise-for-the-fountain-of-youth-functional Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


27 Feb 2021

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Ep 175 - Fitness Industry Legend Gunnar Peterson Talks Training the World’s Greatest Athletes

Escape Your Limits

Today, we’re speaking with celebrity personal trainer Gunnar Peterson. He is a household name in the health-and-fitness industry. He is the guy responsible for shaping some of the most famous bodies in the world and has trained everyone from the Kardashians to Sylvester Stallone to the Los Angeles Lakers. His dedication to fitness dates back to 1989. Today, he specializes in functional fitness and strengthening conditioning training with an emphasis on the basics and consistency. In his Hollywood gym, Gunnar works with his clients on movement to hit all three planes of motion to improve flexibility and improve cardiovascular conditioning. In this episode, our host Matthew Januszek and Gunnar Peterson discuss everything from the future of traditional gyms to fitness data, the clients he trains, and the importance of recovery. Please welcome Gunnar Peterson to the Escape Your Limits podcast. For more information visit https://escapefitness.com/podcast Video version – https://youtu.be/RTnv0M_LmnY Gunnar Peterson is a Beverly Hills-based personal trainer whose clients include celebrities, professional athletes, and everyday people. Gunnar was formerly the Los Angeles Lakers’ Director of Strength and Endurance. He is widely recognized for his expertise in functional training and his commitment to developing and implementing innovative fitness techniques. With over 28 years in the fitness industry, Gunnar’s dynamic approach, boundless energy and (sometimes risky) humor only add to the effectiveness of the experience his clients enjoy. Gunnar is certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association and is a graduate of Duke University. He is an editor and wrote a regular column for Muscle and Fitness magazine for over a decade, he is on the advisory board for Fitness magazine as well as contributor to Clean Eating magazine. Gunnar is also regularly featured in Allure, Elle, In Style, In Touch, Us, Men’s Health, Women’s Health, Self, and other magazines. His television appearances include The Today Show, Fox & Friends, CNN, CNN Headline News, The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch, Extra, Keeping Up With The Kardashians, Lala’s Full Court Life, Revenge Body and numerous shows for E! and VH1. Visit www.gunnarpeterson.com to learn more about Gunnar and what sets him apart when it comes to personal trainers. Episode highlights - If you’re not growing, that’s a fast road to destruction. What do you enjoy? Because that’s what will deliver results. Training clients who come in, work hard, and are consistent. Gyms returning when people move past the fear stage. Is data giving you power or debilitating you? Using social media as a tool for inspiration vs. distraction. How to deal with adversity. The importance of recovery. Join Matthew Januszek in conversation with celebrity personal trainer Gunnar Peterson.

1hr 5mins

22 Feb 2021